Online Programs

Online Student Life

Your Experience
Our online programs bring the essential elements of the American University experience to you through a format that’s convenient, flexible and portable. Just as you would as an on-campus student, you’ll talk about your coursework and current issues with your classmates, ask your instructor questions and turn in assignments, but you’ll do these via email, discussion boards, instant messaging and more.

Your Courses
Online courses at American University are as rigorous and challenging as their on-campus counterparts, and taught by the same connected faculty members, influential guest speakers and prominent lecturers. Interaction and communication with your instructor and fellow students are essential components of the programs and your academic success. Course materials may include audio-visual components as well as textbook readings. You can log on whenever you like, but remember to submit your assignments by the deadline.

Your Support
At American University, you’ll be online, not alone. As an online student, you’ll have access to a host of support resources when you need help or guidance, starting with new student orientation to familiarize yourself with the online learning environment. Other services include a 24x7 help desk for technical issues, a student services coordinator, financial aid advisers and more.

Your Faculty
American University is home to some of the most acclaimed scholars and thought leaders in the world. Students learn from award-winning scholars and policy makers, diplomats, authors, artists, filmmakers, attorneys, scientists and journalists. As teachers who are as committed to learning and meaningful change as you are, they have a personal stake in your academic success.

Your Community
Your unique experiences and background add to the geographic and cultural diversity of the American University community. Connect with your fellow classmates through email, chat and discussion boards; discuss issues with your professors; reach out to staff members for support and assistance; and build relationships you’ll appreciate for years to come.

Learn more about life as an online student at American University: call us toll-free at 855-725-7614 to speak to an Admissions Adviser, or request more information online.